Museums and Sites

Immerse yourself in the world’s oldest living culture in New South Wales. You’ll find Aboriginal rock paintings and engravings in beautiful national parks, important spiritual sites on the stunning coastline and excellent museums and cultural centres.

Join Aboriginal rangers on discovery tours of Muttonbird Island, off Coffs Harbour. The island is sacred to the local Gumbaynggirr Aboriginal people, and was a ceremonial site. A guide will tell you about traditional uses of plants for medicine, and give you the chance to taste bush tucker. 

Sandstone caves in Pilliga Nature Reserve

Follow the footsteps of the Gamilaroi people on the Sandstone Caves walking track in Pilliga National Park. You can take a self-guided walk, or join an Aboriginal Discovery ranger, who will give you great insight into the ancient rock art and engravings along the walk.

Mungo National Park is in the Willandra Lakes Region World Heritage Area. The stunning landscape in far southwest NSW is rich in Aboriginal history, including evidence of human life dating back 60,000 years. 

Take an Aboriginal Blue Mountains Walkabout in the stunning World Heritage area. You’ll explore the natural beauty and visit indigenous cultural sites along an ancient Songline, a path made during the Dreamtime.

In Mutawintji National Park, northeast of Broken Hill, are magnificent examples of Aboriginal rock art. You can visit the park with Mutawintji Eco Tours, who conduct small group tours in this restricted site.

Another great way to experience the extraordinary beauty of Aboriginal art is in regional public art galleries, such as the Wollongong Art Gallery and the Moree Plains Gallery. You can also buy authentic Aboriginal arts and crafts from indigenous cultural centres and Aboriginal artist studios.